Friday, 24 April 2015

Coach and Horses, Newport,Essex

A proper English pub, with a big garden, hanging baskets in summer, and open fires in winter.

We've eaten here many times. With prior notice they are always happy to cook something delicious.

However, sometimes, you just want to pop in for a bite to eat on the spur of the moment. Previously when we've done this, we've ordered the Veggie Meze and they've veganized it for us.
Last night we decided to go for the Nachos to share. Usually this has dairy products on, but they were happy to veganize it for us.

When it came out it looked amazing. A huge pile of tortillas with cooked cherry tomatoes, red onions, etc layered throughout, and a huge blob of guacamole on top. It kept the two of us quiet for a good half hour as we munched our way through the stack.  Highly recommended! (Especially with some vegan Leffe!)

Coach and Horses website

Thursday, 26 March 2015


We had a weekend in Dublin to see Black Star Riders play, and so had a couple of days to sample some Irish delights.

On the Friday, it was a bit late by the time we got to our hotel, so we asked reception to recommend somewhere to eat. They said that Murrays was a good place for food, drink, and music, so we decided to go with their recommendation. It was good to see that on Murrays website they actually state that they can cater for vegan diets, and we were very happy to see a superfood salad and sweet potato fries on the menu. Although very busy, services was still friendly and efficient, and the food good. If you wasn't a break from the live Irish music, venture out the back after your meal and discover some live rock and punk at Fibbers bar!


If you are in Dublin, you really must visit Cornucopia!
We visited for breakfast. You queue up and can choose from a menu, or go for the breakfast deal where you select 5 hot items, plus toast and a hot drink for around 9 Euros. I selected vegan sausages, scrambled tofu, chilli mushrooms and  roasted tomatoes, and my plate was already full enough for me, so I passed on a fifth item!
It was delicious!

We visted again the next day for brunch. You can select a meal item with two salads. The potato salad with garlic and cashew nuts is amazing, but very very filling.

We were going to call in for an evening meal, but the queue was massive so we gave it a miss. We had a wander around and stumbled upon a Mexican retaurant where we sampled their veggie fajitos without cream and cheese, always a good fall back option. Unfortunately as by this time it was late, I can't for the life of me remember the name of the retaurant!!!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

San Francisco

We had high hopes for food in San Francisco and weren't dissapointed!

We were lucky to have prebooked a table at Millenium restaurant at the Hotel California.
The menu was amazing, with a huge choice of vegan food. We really were spoilt for choice!
Even my boyfriend's omni brother really enjoyed his meal, despite being somewhat confused by the menu! Unfortunately  we've heard on the grapevine that the restaurant might be closing due to new management taking over the hotel. However they are looking to relocate, as it would be a tragedy to lose such a gem!


The Plant Cafe was a lucky find one morning while we were strolling along the piers of San Fransisco. Although not a 100% veggie place, the choice for vegans was brilliant. They also did some amazing juices.
We enjoyed our scrambled pest tofu breakfast so much that we returned the next day for a vegan wasabi burger for lunch.


Unfortunately we didn't get chance to try Gracias Madre, a vegan mexican restaurant, as we ran out of days, but it's on our list for next time!!!


Maui - Hawaii

I really should remember to update this page more often!

We had a fantastic holiday in Maui, followed by a weekend in Sanfrancisco, and managed to find some great places to eat!

Whilst in Maui, we visited Lahaina.We were actually looking for Maui Tacos as we'd heard that it had good vegan options. However when we eventually found it, we dscovered that it was more of a fast food type place, and not somewhere we'd choose to eat an evening meal.

We decided to have a look in Mick Fleetwoods, where a very helpful server took us through the menu and explained what was already vegan and what could be veganised.
We settled for the butternut squash with Quinoa, which was very tasty. There was also a vegan curry on option.
This is a lovely restaurant with great service and a lovely ambience. You can even order a Harley with your food!!!


Our next find on Maui was Choice. This is a health bar with plenty of fresh juices and raw foods. More of a daytime cafe than an evening restaurant, and a bit off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.
Our raw vegan pizza was delicious!


If you visit Whalers Village, then Leilanis is well worth a visit. It's a beachside grill with very friendly waiters.
We really enjoyed our Superfood vegan burger and salad, washed down with a few Mai Tais!!!